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Cloud backup: Don't rely on your provider alone

Cloud providers take care of your data, even in disaster. But you shouldn't leave the job solely to them

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VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has added more components to its software-defined data center, updating vCloud, NSX and its OpenStack distribution

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ZeroStack hatches plans for no-hassle, cloud-managed OpenStack

The cloud-managed appliance for delivering OpenStack to small enterprises faces the same market challenges as any other current offering

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Google's container management service exits beta, gets uptime guarantee

Google is now offering the Google Container Service, allowing customers to run full micro-services architecture on the Google Cloud

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IBM extends Spectrum storage line into the cloud

IBM augments its software-defined Spectrum line of storage offerings with integrated cloud capabilities

NTT helps integrate private and public clouds with dedicated connectivity

Purported advantages of the new Multi-Cloud Connect service include better reliability, faster speeds, lower latency and higher security

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How big will Amazon's data get, and what does that mean for companies working with AWS?

If Amazon Web Service is becoming a nearly ubiquitous technology, what does that mean for the future of data and how companies work with Amazon moving forward?

Salesforce platform gets a new look and feel

Salesforce is updating its user interface, offering customers a modern cross-platform design with greater flexibility.

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Good cloud ops needs good cloud metrics

The ability to monitor the cloud is the secret to operational success for both IT and the business

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Intel backs $100 million funding round into OpenStack cloud

Chip maker looks to move enterprises further into the cloud

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Why developers have more power than you think

Many people still believe developers simply do what they're told, but as Twilio CEO Jeff Lawson says, skyrocketing demand for more and better software is putting devs in the driver's seat

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Red Hat should double down on containers

As Red Hat homes in on VMware, investing development resources in Kubernetes, Project Atomic, and other container-related efforts will pay off far more than propping up OpenStack

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Lazy logging in the cloud will cost you big

Too many organizations log all cloud activities because they can. Here's what you should do instead

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Office 365 beats Salesforce as most popular enterprise service in new survey

Microsoft's office suite as a service made big gains in popularity but still faces competition from Google.

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Build microservices apps on Azure Service Fabric

Azure Service Fabric, Microsoft's PaaS solution for microservices, provides a highly flexible framework for building cloud-scale applications. Here's how to take advantage of it

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SharePoint 2016: The future is hybrid

The on-premises collaboration server will increasingly rely on, or encourage the use of, cloud services

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Amazon, Microsoft strengthen tools to store app and enterprise data in their clouds

Vendors race to appeal to IT departments that want to move from in-house systems

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When video collaboration makes sense in the cloud

It doesn't work for everything, though, and smart IT managers are lining up different classes of videoconferencing tools for different use cases

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